I've created a second piece of artwork for you guys to get inspired by.
For this artwork i used:
KURETAKE GANSAI TAMBI
KURETAKE CLEANCOLOR BRUSH IN BLACK
My first step was to draw an outline of the picture i wanted, due to these Gansai Tambi being watercolour inks, i decided to draw myself some koi. I put my own spin on a normal koi design and mixed up the flow of the lines:
I drew lines across in the back of the picture, with the view of creating a piece where the background was a gorgeous grey tonal wash and the koi were bright and colourful. I also added some wavy leaves to add oomph to the background
Draw over the lines using a pen and rub out those pencil lines!!
I used the Gansai Tambi to create a range of colour play in the koi, i mixed together the colour and slightly blended them out using a wet cotton bud/earbud. I used a range of fine paintbrushes for this as the details were so fine and the space was limited.
I used the waterbrush and both the deep navy and black watercolours to create a wash on the background, i alternated the two deep colours and stopped just short of the koi so as to offer up a nice border.
I used the cleancolor brush to scribble on the plates on my Koi's fins. I scribbled in an arc pattern, leaving an arch of light at the top of each scale.
I used a black biro to do some careful cross hatching over the details on my koi...
AND THERE WE ARE:
I love it, it's simple but punchy. The Gansai Tambi were an absolute pleasure to work with, very highly pigmented but easily diluted. I think they'd be fantastic for a wide range of works and details. The waterbrush was fantastic too, i found it easy to spread out the watercolour to create a sweeping shade dilution.